The tools, services and products that we use everyday. We trust these companies with not only our websites but also the websites of our clients as well.
We are currently using the kNAkNO WP Framework on all of our personal and client websites. You can find more information at kNAkNO.com
We have relied on Yoast SEO to improve our rankings and on-site SEO for several years. Despite some folks feelings about the plugin, we love it and will always use it on personal and client projects.
No site is complete without Gravity Forms. Whether its a simple contact form, building out order forms to setting appointments we only trust Gravity when it comes to WordPress forms.
Jetpack offers a ton of great features out of the box and if you have a little bit of knowledge about optimizations and WordPress, then you should be using Jetpack is a no-brainer. Note that there are some features you will need to disable or enable features as you see fit to get the most out of it.
Compress JPEG & PNG images by TinyPNG
Image compression is super important. TinyPNG offers a quality compression and maintains our quality, please note that this is just preference, there are many other quality image compression plugins available for free.
WCK – Custom Fields and Custom Post Types Creator
WCK is pretty awesome and robust. Custom post types, taxonomies, and meta boxes. A simple and lightweight plugin that gets this all done quickly and easily. We enjoy the import/export feature the most, especially for development purposes.
Cloudflare provides you with a quick and easy way to optimize your site, get a free SSL and provides a fair base for security. The service is free and provides serious value for any webmaster or website owner.
We trust SiteGround with all of our websites. The speed, price, and amazing tools for managing WordPress are unmatched by any other service provider. Their support team is awesome too, they always get us taken care of very quickly and have never given us a basic from script response. SiteGround is quickly becoming a dominant force in the WordPress space as well. If you haven’t tried SiteGround – you need to.